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April 2008 Issue: Don’t Be That Guy

Xela is widely known as the volunteer capital of Guatemala and rightly so. It’s home to over two hundred different organizations that employ volunteers on a wide variety of projects. What’s more, EntreMundos, the top volunteering resource in Guatemala, makes it easy for volunteers to find projects. Conveniently located in the Western highlands, rural indigenous [...]

Daytripper: Cool Trips. Close by.

Daytripper is XelaWho’s regular monthly series on day trips within easy reach of Xela. This month’s article is called: Xocomil Water Park

It’ s finally warming up around Xela, and what better way to enjoy the sun than to drift around in an inner tube or fly down a water slide?

To get to Xocomil [...]

Spotlight On: A Series on Culture & the Arts

“Spotlight On” is XelaWho’s regular monthly series on all things cultural & artistic in Xela and Guatemala. This month’s topic is: Artzénico Theater Troupe.

Artzénico are an absurdist theater group that recently started performing around town. XelaWho caught up with members Bonifaz Díaz and Jordi Mollering to find out just exactly what the hell is [...]

Chilli con Carne

by Travis Harvey

And so it was that we staged a chile night last month, at the behest of my homesick American friends who felt like a bit of mom’s down home (not really) Mexican cookin’. So American is this dish in fact, it only appears on gringo menus in Mexico. I experimented with various [...]